Upcoming Events

June 18, 1999
Chicago, Illinois
Bt Crop Resistance Management Workshop

Sponsored by EPA/USDA, this FREE workshop will explore Refuge Design and Deployment; Grower Education; Monitoring and Remedial Action; and Compliance through a series of panel discussions. Proceedings will be sent to all attendees. Additional information and pre-registration are available online.

July 5-9, 1999
10th International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
Bozeman, Montana

For information contact Neal Spencer, USDA/ARS, 1500 North Central, Sidney, MT 59270; telephone (406) 482-9407, fax: (406) 482-5038. Or visit the symposium Website.

August 29-30, 1999
National Workshop on Optimal use of Insecticidal Nematodes in Pest Management
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

This two day workshop is designed to provide comprehensive information on insecticidal nematodes for Extension agents, golf course superintendents, ag chemical suppliers, consultants and growers. The workshop will include a classroom session, hands-on laboratory session, and a field demonstration focusing on nematode use in turf and ornamental, cranberry, strawberry, and citrus cropping systems. Registration is limited to 75 participants. The $150 fee covers lunch, dinner, and workshop materials. For more information contact Dr. Sridhar Polavarapu at (609) 726-1590 ext. 12

October 17-20, 1999
Evaluating Indirect Ecological Effects of Biological Control
Montpellier, France

Sponsored by IOBC, the goals of the symposium/workshop are to assess the current worldwide status of evaluations of indirect effects of biocontrol programs and to apply current research in ecology and evolutionary biology to the development of science-based methods for evaluation of these programs. For more information contact Mireille Montes de Oca or visit the symposium website.

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